Evaluate Milgram's Original Study [12 marks]

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  • Evaluate Milgram's Experiment [12 marks]
    • Evaluation
      • Generalisability
        • Low
          • Only men, 20-50, local, paid
      • Reliability
        • High
          • Strict procedure therfore repeatable
          • was repeated
      • Application
        • High
          • My Lai, general military, courts for group crime
      • Validity
        • Ecological
          • Low
            • setting affects results
        • Experimental
          • High
            • Believed real or no moral strain
        • Construct
          • Low
            • Thought no one would do it
      • Ethics
        • As could be but low
          • Unethical
            • Effectively no RTW
            • Distress caused
            • Not informed consent
          • Ethical
            • Competent
            • Debreif
    • Description
      • Aim
        • Were Germans intrinsically evil?
          • Response to WW2
        • How far would people go?
      • Procedure
        • All scripted - responses and prompts. Oral questions.
        • Told to give electric shocks (15v - 400v, 15v interval)
        • Told experiment for learning/memory - rigged lots to be teacher; student actor
        • Pps advertised for in local newspaper (paid)
        • In seperate rooms. Experimenter with pps. One at a time.
      • Results
        • Moral Strain
        • 100% to 350v
        • 65% to 350v
      • Conclusion
        • Will harm if LA
          • Even against morals
        • Germans not evil

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